In a joint statement issued by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Acting Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Jon Wellinghoff, the agencies confirmed their intent to work together to facilitate the permitting of renewable energy in offshore waters.
‘Our renewable energy is too important for bureaucratic turf battles to slow down our progress,’ says Salazar. ‘I am proud that we have reached an agreement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding our respective roles in approving offshore renewable energy projects.
‘This agreement will help sweep aside red tape so that our country can capture the great power of wave, tidal, wind and solar power off our coasts,’ he continues.
SOURCE: Department Of The Interior